What is a gentleman? Long ago if you asked me this question, my answer would consist of an old English professor from Oxford University, similar to the appearance of Indiana Jones. However, this was an incorrect assessment, because we do not define a gentleman by his physical appearance alone. When you enter the path of a gentleman, it is a lifestyle, not merely an appearance.
So, who am I? I am a son, uncle, brother, husband, but above all else, I am a gentleman. What exactly is my definition of a gentleman today? I believe a gentleman is one who has good character, remains chivalrous, courteous, and honorable. A gentleman maintains integrity, even when others are not in his presence.
A gentleman is one who teaches, but has no gripes when it comes to acquiring information from others. A man who believes he knows everything, in reality, he knows nothing at all. A gentleman is one who grabs hold to humility, but is also confident.
Sadly, this depiction has diminished in the popular culture, in order to follow a path a gentleman does not stand for. Today, it is far easier to give up one’s principles, all in the pursuit for fame. Because of this, my wife desired to spread my perspective: a perspective that was able to guide a boy from adolescent into manhood.
There was something in my perspective on popular culture, as well as topics considered taboo, she felt others should become aware.
I am no expert—I am merely a guy with a vision to change the thoughts of young males, who refuse to become men.
Age does not define manhood, your state of mind does.
There are elements that guide young boys onto a path, which never leads to a gentleman’s lifestyle. There are far too many measures in place, to diminish a young girl’s desire to become a lady. With this in mind, during the introduction of 2014, my amazingly beautiful and gifted wife, created this concept of One Gentleman’s Perspective.
Through my perspective, I want to initiate a world where young boys hone a more distinguished sense of style, sense of self, relationships with meaning, an understanding for finances and an overall life worth living.
Being a gentleman is not simply wearing a designer suit, driving a Maserati and smoking a cigar—it is a way of life. Whether you are old, young, male or female, follow along this journey through One Gentleman’s Perspective.